Dating into polygamy

​Iyus Yusuf Fasyiya, an Indonesian factory worker who has two wives, said he used the app to share tips with other users on how to maintain a polygamous marriage.“Many members are looking for wives - they ask about how to start, how to maintain polygamous marriages, and also government regulations,” he said from his home village in Bogor, about 90-minute drive from the capital Jakarta.

"The app gives a stimulus for polygamy to be accepted in society and maybe even compelling women to accept it," said Ms Tunisa, an activist at Women's Solidarity for Human Rights.Scrolling through dating websites a year ago, Indonesian app developer Lindu Pranayama realised there were a lot of married men looking for another wife - but few online services to meet their needs.“When they go to regular dating sites, they don't see options for polygamy.The majority of the app users were men, but there were also about 4,000 women who have registered, the app developer said.Lawyer Rachmat Dwi Putranto, who deals with marriage matters, said polygamy is “not that easily achieved” as Indonesian courts will only give permission if the first wife is disabled, ill or cannot bear children.

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